KA-BAR Knives is proud to announce the release of the limited edition E.W. Stone Knife.
KA-BAR and E.W. Stone, Jr., E.W. Stone’s son, have collaborated to release 350 of the iconic, theater-made World War II knives. Using the original casts, the legendary skull and cobra handle grips a blued KA-BAR USMC Fighting/Utility knife.
The climate and the nature of combat in the South Pacific lead to the creation of the Stone Knife. The leather handle of the KA-BAR USMC Fighting/Utility knife often fell prey to the humidity, rainfall, and combat conditions of the Pacific campaign. Though the blade remained intact, the handles occasionally suffered from jungle rot. In a display of resourcefulness, E.W. Stone, Sr., who worked in the foundry of the USS Holland, cast new handles onto the KA-BAR blades. Stone salvaged material from downed Japanese aircraft to make his signature handle. Approximately 250-300 E.W. Stone theater knives were made during World War II.
The modern KA-BAR E.W. Stone Knife features a JRE semi-custom sheath, a golden oak Gerstner display case, an informational booklet and DVD, and a certificate of authenticity signed by KA-BAR President John Stitt and E.W. Stone, Jr.
The KA-BAR E.W. Stone Knife can be purchased only at KA-BAR.com or by calling KA-BAR at 800-282-0130. The cost of the E.W. Stone is $1,000. The E.W. Stone Knife is sold on a first come first serve basis and is limited to five per customer.
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